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Western Cape Government Leads MPAT Results Yet Again

17 September 2014

The latest Management Performance Assessment tool (MPAT) report once again shows a record of  good governance in the Western Cape. According to the final moderated results of the 2013 MPAT cycle, the Western Cape is the best-performing province. Read More

Minister Debbie Schäfer to Lay Criminal Charges to Protect Learners' Rights

16 September 2014

Western Cape MEC for Education, Minister Debbie Schäfer will today, lay criminal charges against the leadership of the organisations behind the violent protest action in Grabouw that is preventing children from attending school in the area. Read More

Minister Debbie Schäfer Lays Criminal Charges to Protect Grabouw Learners

16 September 2014

Statement by Minister Debbie SchäferI would like to strongly condemn the violent action in the Grabouw area that has led to concerning disruption in our schools. Read More

Minister Winde Relieved by Minister Gigaba Back-track

16 September 2014

Western Cape Economic Opportunities Minister, Alan Winde, is relieved by the announcement made by Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, that the requirement for children to present unabridged birth certificates upon entry and exit from South... Read More

Minister Plato to host PNP Public meeting for Delft

16 September 2014

Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process for the communities of Delft, Bellville South, Belhar and Ravensmead. Read More

Illegal Strike Action by Taxi Drivers Completely Unacceptable

16 September 2014

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Buckle Up In the Back – It Is the Law, and the Right Thing to Do

16 September 2014

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Announcement on Khayelitsha Commission Recommendations Implementation Plan

15 September 2014

Today, Monday, 15 September 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and the Head of the Department of Community Safety in the Western Cape, Dr Gilbert Lawrence, will announce the Department’s implementation plan for the... Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to attend Goodwood College celebration

15 September 2014

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will deliver the keynote address at the unveiling of Goodwood College’s newly refurbished and upgraded Reading Room.  This project is the result of the College’s partnership with the Grandwest Casino’s Corporate... Read More

Various Traffic Violations Recorded at Weekend Roadblocks

15 September 2014

On 12 and 13 September, Provincial Traffic Services held 22 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape as part of its safety campaign. A total of 2 383 vehicles were stopped. Read More

Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry – The Way Forward

15 September 2014

Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Appeal to Use our Health Facilities Efficiently

15 September 2014

The Western Cape Government Health’s Emergency Centres (EC) once again experienced unrelenting pressure over the past weekend (12-14 September 2014). A total of 4 745 patients were seen at ECs across the province, with only 24% of the total cases... Read More

Dementia: Can We Reduce the Risk?

12 September 2014

On 21 September 2014, Alzheimer's organisations around the world observe World Alzheimer's Day under the theme Dementia: Can we Reduce the Risk. Read More

Ministers Visit Wellness Mobile to Screen West Coast Learners

12 September 2014

Today two provincial ministers, Theuns Botha (Health) and Albert Fritz (Social Development) visited the St Thomas Primary School in Malmesbury on the West Coast to view the Wellness Mobile for School Health that will screen Grade R and Grade 1... Read More

Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Applications Open until 30 September 2014

12 September 2014

Are you a South African university student pursuing studies in the engineering and construction environment fields that are relevant to the Department of Transport and Public Works? Read More

Media Alert: Premier Helen Zille Joins President Jacob Zuma at Kensington High

11 September 2014

Premier Helen Zille and Minister Debbie Schafer join President Jacob Zuma, Minster Angie Motshekga and Deputy Minster Enver Surty at the hand-over of Kensington High School. Read More

Minister Grant Opens New Knysna Traffic Centre

11 September 2014

Safe roads are one of the crucial factors in ensuring that Knysna continues to grow as a holiday destination. Read More

New Knysna Traffic Centre Contributes to Safer Roads

11 September 2014

Offering easy access to all within walking distance of the local police station and emergency facilities, the new Knysna Provincial Traffic Centre is already at the community’s doorstep and ready to serve. Read More

Premier Zille Launches the Western Cape Government’s Year Beyond Programme

10 September 2014

Today, 10 September 2014, Premier Helen Zille, Minister Debbie Schafer and Minister Nomafrench Mbombo launched a new flagship initiative called the Year Beyond programme. Read More